Looking Back on 2013

I’d like to thank all those who’ve been following my blog over the past 7 months. I’ve made 153 posts–80% of those reviews of books I’ve read. I can’t honestly count the number of books I read this year–upwards of 200–in all flavors and genres. There are many I never blogged, but I’m posting my reviews in Goodreads and via links in my Facebook page. I’ll try to catch up! Please friend me in these locations if you’d like to catch all my non-blogworthy thoughts.

For me, it’s been an education. And not simply in the computer-IT sense.

I’ve read some great books, and some okay books, and I’ve learned to stop reading books that truly didn’t appeal. This was probably the hardest, actually, because I’m the kid who read cereal boxes at the breakfast table…

To recap some of my fave’s this year was difficult. But I’ve pulled out a few that I continually recommend to people when they ask what I read/enjoy.

Naughtiest Male:  Drew Evans of TANGLED by Emma Chase. He can put his dirty mouth on me any day!

Naughtiest Female: Letty of STRINGS by Kendall Grey. I have such colorful new hoo-ha terminology thanks to her sass.

Hottest Rock Series:  I’m torn here, but since both are from Olivia Cunning, just pick up Backstage Pass or Try Me to get started!

Fave BDSM-erotica:  Adored The Pleasure to Please collection from Deena Ward, which begins with The Businessman’s Tie–a freebie!

New Adult Romance:  Recently, I loved Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker. I also really liked Kate Evangelista’s Romancing the Bookworm. Expect to see many New Adult titles in the 2014 blog.

YA Romance–Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell took my breath away.

YA Paranormal Romance: Hold Tight by Cherie Colyer. Love square between a witch, a Fae prince and a Demon? I’m there.

YA Supernatural: My Boyfriend From Hell by Tellulah Darling. Cracked me right up. The sequel delivers as well.

Fave YA witch: Julie Richardson from Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings. That girl has some sass and kicks some @ss!

Contemporary romance: I really enjoyed so many, but I’ll recommend UNTIL NEXT TIME and ANIMATE ME. Both solid, with ‘ordinary’ male leads that made me swoon.

Adult paranormal romance series: The Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones. Begins with First Grave on the Right and ends with me falling in love with the son of Satan…Reyes Farrow.

Adult erotic paranormal series: The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward. First in the series is Dark Lover. Delicious. Fun. Hot. Made me consider moving to Caldwell, NY…

So many other books to recommend, but I’m always interested in what you folks out there found interesting. Do send me your recommendations, and I”ll be sure to check them out.

In the meantime, keep reading my friends!

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